Current Classification, Screening, Examination Methods, and Treatment in Retinopathy of Prematurity
Pehmen Yasin ÖZCAN1, Mehmet ÇITIRIK2
1M.D. Child’s Diseases Hospital, Eye Clinic, Sanliurfa/TURKEY 2M.D. Associate Professor, International Eye Training And Research Hospital, Eye Clinic, AnkaraTURKEY
Retinopathy of prematurity is a potentially blinding disease caused by abnormal development of retinal blood vessels in premature infants.
With proper management, the incidence of poor visual outcome has been markedly decreased. Although vascular endothelial growth factor
inhibitors for the treatment of ROP may allow to continue vascularization of the retina, laser photocoagulation is the current gold standart treatment
for severe ROP. Classification and screening protocols are frequently updated for reaching the most appropriate management. This article
mentions about current classification, screening, examination methods, and treatment in retinopathy of prematurity.
Current screening and classification, anti-VEGF, laser photocoagulation